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For Once I Was Speechless


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Actual phone conversation.


Me: Do you know how far it is to Redford?


Grandma: I think its pretty far, almost to Detroit. Why?


Me: Got an invite from a table-top group, but I'm trying to figure out how much of a drive it is.


G: It might take you a while. I think there's a lot of blacks there, too; I'd be wary.


Me: (Pause) Anyway...




*Sigh* I love my Grandma.... :shrug:

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Ahhh, the casual racism of the elderly!


She probably thinks shes being PC using the word black!


Probably. I remember when I was developing into a pre-teen with a social consciousness (early 1970s) my parents stopped using the n-word for my sake and instead started using the oh-so-much-more-progressive term "colored." :dumbo:

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